Poca--my gyn doctor said that vasectomies do NOT cause prostrate cancer. It's most definitely a myth, and probably one that guys tell other guys so that they don't have to make the sacrifice.
Missie, my GYN doctor did say that a tubal ligation is not as effective as a vasectomy. She is planning on using clamps, so I don't think there's any tying involved? I think they are 98% effective, or something like that. I could get pregnant still. However, given my fertility problems, my husbands fertility problems, my age (38), and a tubal ligation, GYN doctor thinks it unlikely I would get pregnant at all. I met a first time triplet mom in my OB's waiting room one time. She was 43. Always worried about how she was going to fare. Pregnancy is not easy on any woman, but a triplet pregnant in a 43 year old?!?! I was 34 when I carried my twins, and I can tell you it was hard work.
Duck--glad to join the club. Did you get the tubal done after delivery of your son? Or did you have it done later? How long did it take you to recover? GYN doctor told me recovery was nothing like recovering from a c-section (that's how I delivered my girls); she recommended taking about a week off from work.
Current dx: Rheumatoid Arthritis
Suspected dx: UCTD/Early Lupus
Current Meds: Enbrel, Plaquenil, Aciphex, Ultracet, Zyrtec, Allavert-D, Zantac, Tylenol PM
Past Meds: Relafen, Vioxx, Mobic, Voltaren, Sulfasalazine, Entocort, Prednisone, Humira, Reglan